The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, Том 2
W. Andrews and L. Blake, and Cushing and Appleton, Salem, 1807
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Sir , ( said Johnson , ) I am a great friend to publick amusements ; for they keep
people from vice . You now ( addressing himself to me , ) would have been with 3
[ There is no Preface to “ The Rehearsal , ” as originally published . Dr. Johnson ...
Tom Jones ” has stood the test of publick opinion with such success , as to have
established its great merit , both for the story , the sentiments , and the manners ,
and also the varieties of diction , so as to leave no doubt of its having an ...
... measured never can be settled . “ To permit a law to be modified at discretion ,
is to Jeave the community without law . It is to withdraw the direction of that
publick wisdom , by which the deficiencies of private understanding are to be
The restraints then necessary , are restraints from plunder , from acts of publick
violence , and undisguised oppression . The ferocity of our ancestors , as of all
other nations , produced not fraud , but rapine . They had not yet learned to cheat
His Shakspeare , indeed , which had been received with high approbation by the
publick , and gone through several editions , was this year re - published by
George Steevens , Esq . a gentleman not only deeply skilled in ancient learning ...
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